The DualSense could extend its possibilities beyond the PlayStation 5. Sony’s new look controller will soon be compatible with iPhone and iPad.
It is great, but with a somewhat limited scope outside PS5. This is in substance the impression, however excellent for the rest, that the DualSense controller left us during our test of the PlayStation 5, which arrives in France on November 19. It works on the PS5 and that’s about it (Ok, also the Nintendo Switch…).
Compete with the Xbox Controller, the all-rounder
Facing her, the new Xbox controller is firing on all cylinders. And it is rather well seen at the time of cloud gamingwhether it’s home, on Google Stadia or whatever. Much more universal and versatile than its Japanese counterpart, the new Series X and Series S Xbox Controllers already allow you to play on mobile devices and not just Game Pass.
Apple Arcade and the other games in the App Store also greatly appreciate the talents of Xbox controllers. An advantage that the DualSense had previously lacked to our surprise, while the DualShock 4 nevertheless supported smartphone use as a TV box.
The DualSense joystick without innovations
And the explanation came from the beta of iOS 14.3, available since Thursday for developers. The next update on iPhone and iPad will finally support the PS5 controller, as well as that of Amazon Luna, and Apple will thus offer a very wide range of compatible wireless controllers.
But it will be without the specific innovations of the controller (haptic feedback, adaptive triggers in particular) on Apple games. To see if the PlayStation Remote Play app, which allows you to play your PS4 or PS5 games remotely, can take this into account.
The iOS 14.3 update will be rolled out in the coming weeks for the general public.